Add git submodule as reference to existing solution in VS
Lets say I have submodule repo:
_git/DbModel (only source code indexed. No /bin or /obj folders)
And two projects which needs DbModel as reference library:
I’ve already add DbModel as submodule via GitBash to both of them
git submodule add https://RepoPath/_git/DbModel
And my local repos now look like this:
Source\Repos\TTT\TTT.sln Source\Repos\TTT\DbModel\DbModel.sln Source\Repos\TPM\TPM.sln Source\Repos\TPM\DbModel\DbModel.sln
My Team Explorer shows two different solutions which are available now and I can switch between them easily.
But. Maybe this is kinda newbie question…
I don’t know how to add DbModel solution as reference to TPM and TTT!
When I click “Add Reference” -> “Browse” in VS I can only add “.dll, .tlb, .olb, .ocx, .exe, .manifest” as “reference files.
How its supposed to work? Should I compile sub module solution every time and add .dll as reference? I need source code to be added.
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For those who will be interested in this:
git submodule add https://RepoPath/_git/DbModel git submodule init //this is IMPORTANT git submodule update
and then add existing project in your solution from newly created folder. Like that:
Source\Repos\TPM\ solution root folder (with main project sln file inside it) Source\Repos\TPM\DbModel submodule root folder (with submodule sln file) Source\Repos\TPM\DbModel\DbModel submodule project folder (with csproj file)